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An ideal stating point for touring “!066 Country” as William the Conqueror did over 900 years ago. Pevensey Bay is a seaside resort in miniature, a good place to take a family for a holiday


Pevensey Castle


Road – The village stands on the A27 the South Coast Trunk Road
Rail – The railway station stands on the Hastings to Brighton/London Victoria line.

Brief History

In about 340AD the Romans built the fortress of Anderida on what was then an uninhabited peninsula of land (along which the A27 road now runs). It closed the remaining gap along the south-east coast in their defensive network of forts against Saxon invaders.  In 1066 William, Duke of Normandy, landed at Pevensey with his invading force of boats, men and horses. About 1230 Pevensey became a corporate member of the Cinque Ports Confederation (attached to the port of Hastings) which Edward I had charged with the duty of guarding the English Channel between England and the Continent. Smuggling was prevalent in the area between the 17th and 19th centuries. The last recorded clash between smugglers and Revenue Men was in 1833.

Famous People

William, Duke of Normandy Harold, Earl of Wessex

Approximate Population

The population of Pevensey (incl Pevensey Bay) in 2007 stood at 3152

Nearest Tourist Information Centre

Cornfield Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 4QL
Tel: +44 (0) 1323 411 400

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